Cutting Board Design Software

Ted Calver

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I noticed that Ned was playing with CB design in SketchUp and remembered that I used to have a free cutting board design program called CB Designer that worked pretty darn good. http://www.lastalias.com/cbdesigner/ I lost it when my old laptop died. When I went to download it today my security software removed it as a threat (nothing specific, just that it was old and unreliable--kinda like me). After a struggle, I overrode the security and, following some special instructions http://lumberjocks.com/projects/11372 it started and ran well.
Googling cutting board design software got me to another program called Cutting Board Designer http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html It's a pay program and I decided to risk ten bucks or so to see if it worked any better. It works as advertised, but I kinda still like the free one better.
 

David Agnew

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I downloaded it, but the screens are all messed up. Buttons are overlaying each other and hiding some of the text boxes...
 

Roger Tulk

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I took a look at it, but it seemed pretty basic. The designs it would let me do were the kind of designs I can do at the workbench. If I were going to use this kind of software, I would want to be able to design end grain boards with slanted forms, to produce the op-art kind of patterns I've seen on some boards. I skimmed the help files, but didn't see any way to do this kind of thing. Did I miss something?
 
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